Jon Wilner has been all over the details re. the upcoming implementation of the Pac-12 network. He recently posted a general FAQ with a helpful Q&A, which included the following question from a Bruin fan:
Pyperkub: 1. Comcast Pac12 Networks in the Bay Area - will they be HD channels? If so, which ones? I'm a Bruin fan, and want those games in HD, so will the LA regional network be HD in the Bay Area as well?
2. Comcast Bay Area has a habit of pre-empting Pac12 (HD) Basketball with the Sharks and Warriors - will this still happen? Will the HD channels be part time only?
* HD should be available and channel assignments will be made public on/around Aug. 1. Comcast may make out-of-region feeds available in the Bay Area (and elsewhere), but that has not been determined. (If they are available, it will be on a sports tier - that much I can assure you.) There will be no pre-empting because the Pac12Net will have its own dedicated channel in the Bay Area.
Read rest of the Q&A here.
Frankly, the details are still bit sketchy for Bruin alums leaving outside Southern California and we can't certainly count on Chianti and his incompetent gang to have it all cleared up for us. We will most likely have to take it upon ourselves get the relevant details once the network become available through our local providers.